ship·​borne ˈship-ˌbȯrn How to pronounce shipborne (audio)
: transported or designed to be transported by ship
shipborne aircraft

Examples of shipborne in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Anand Mahindra’s Mahindra & Mahindra group, has tied up with Aeronautics of Israel for naval shipborne UAVs. Ramakrishnan Narayanan, Forbes, 31 Aug. 2021 Chinese President Xi Jinping rejected the decision by the Permanent Court of Arbitration, which is likely to have lasting implications for the resource-rich hot spot, which sees $5 trillion worth of shipborne trade pass through each year. James Griffiths, CNN, 25 Nov. 2019 With everything from notable partnerships between James Beard and Windstar and Thomas Keller on Seaborne, the offerings tend to be shipborne. Peter Jon Lindberg, Condé Nast Traveler, 18 July 2019 By 2011, when Perovich met Webster on a shipborne experiment, climate change had reduced the summertime Arctic's frozen area by half. Anchorage Daily News, 13 June 2019 The shipborne rolling vertical landing will allow F-35Bs to land on the U.K.’s new carriers with larger payloads, eliminating the need to jettison expensive stores just to land on ships. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 16 Oct. 2018 Her mother died of a shipborne illness on the long passage over the Atlantic in 1840. Rachel Syme, New Republic, 3 Nov. 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1835, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of shipborne was circa 1835

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“Shipborne.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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